Catskills Camp

As you know, NY State is experiencing a serious measles epidemic. Because of this we are requiring immunization records from all campers and camp personnel.

Please read the below which has also been emailed to all campers, and contact Inta Stuberovskis Jurcik,RN and camp nurse for 1st and 2nd session: thejurciks@verizon.net if you have any questions or concerns.  


An urgent health issue that has been brought to our attention this past week. The New York State Dept. of Health has issued a health advisory for the areas afflicted by an outbreak of Measles, including the area around Nometne - Greene County.  As a result, the State Health Department will be scrutinizing immunization records of campers and personnel for camps in this area. 

As a precautionary measure, and in anticipation of the State’s visit, we are requesting that all campers and personnel have health records on hand at registration that indicate that they have received the MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine, or have blood work results that indicate a natural immunity due to past exposure. 

Īkšķīši and their parents are considered guests of the camp and are not required to submit proof of immunization to the nurse, but if records are available please bring them along and keep them with you.

The recent blood work may be needed by those no longer having childhood medical records, such as camp personnel. If you have received the first MMR dose and need to arrange for the second dose while camp is in session, please let us know in advance.

Please note that we will not be able to accept children to the camp if they do not have the required records at registration. Please check you health records before you arrive at registration!

Please see attached the NY State Dept of Health guidelines and contact Inta Stuberovskis Jurcik,RN and camp nurse for 1st and 2nd session: thejurciks@verizon.net if you have any questions or concerns.  

We understand that the population of our camp has mostly followed pediatric guidelines on vaccinations, but due to the high incidence of measles in the surrounding neighborhood, we kindly ask that everyone follow these guidelines, so that we diminish the chances of an outbreak during camp session. We look forward to a happy and healthy summer!
 
-The Directors of Nometne and Heritage Camp  

Who is considered immune?
Official documentation of immunity can be:
Medical record, with dates, of two doses of MMR vaccines administered; 
Lab test showing measles immunity
Lab confirmation of prior infection
Born in USA prior to 1957
In the event of a suspected case, any other documentation would be considered “unofficial” and the person still considered at risk